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León Spring Quarter Study Abroad Information Session

January 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The musical traditions of Spain are one of the principal roots of music in the Americas, where they merged with African and indigenous traditions to produce new forms, including son, merengue, salsa, tango, cumbia, tango, corrido, marinera and countless other genres. This program offers students the opportunity to learn about the musics of the Americas and Spain as they have developed in relationship to one another, focusing both on shared histories that connect them, and also on the local histories and innovations that distinguish them. Students in Music 445 will learn about Spanish and Latin American music from an ethnomusicological perspective, studying music not only as an art form but also as a practice that is related to larger cultural and historical processes. In Honors 240 they will focus on the impact of Latino musicians on the popular music of the United States. The program will include a visit to the musical instrument museum of master musician and educator Paco Diez near Valladolid, guest lectures by several Spanish ethnomusicologists, and Spanish language study at a beginning, intermediate or advanced level, depending on each student’s experience. Leon is a cosmopolitan city of about 137,000, located in the Northwestern part of Spain.



January 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Honors Library, MGH 211E